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or Adrastos

[uh-dras-tuh s] /əˈdræs təs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes. Unabridged
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  • The oracle replied to his question that Adrastus was king of the Sicyonians and Cleisthenes was a brigand.

  • As for Adrastus, he begged to be sacrificed at the grave of his unfortunate victim.

  • Adrastus, king of Argos, pleads with Theseus who at first refuses aid but finally consents at the entreaties of his mother.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Thus Crœsus received the unfortunate Adrastus into his household.

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  • Adrastus swore this oath to his two sons-in-law, that he would replace both in their own country, but me first.

  • In an affecting scene Adrastus recognises and names the bodies.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • He is about to allow Adrastus to convey them home when Athena appears.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • She advises him to exact an oath from Adrastus that Argos will never invade Attica.

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  • He went to the oracle at Delphi to ask if it would aid him in expelling Adrastus.

  • Crœsus, though overwhelmed with anguish, was disarmed of all resentment at witnessing Adrastus's suffering.

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British Dictionary definitions for Adrastus


(Greek myth) a king of Argos and leader of the Seven against Thebes of whom he was the sole survivor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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